Supporting "The Best and Brightest" in Science and Engineering: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Richard B. Freeman; Tanwin Chang; Hanley Chiang;
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The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) is a highly prestigious award for science and engineering (S&E) graduate students. This paper uses data from 1952 to 2004 on the population of over 200,000 applicants to the GRF to examine the de... View more
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    200%%1952 1955 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 1973 1976 1979 1982 1985 1S98o8cia19l9S1Pcsiy1ec9n9h4coelo19g97y 2000 2003 Figure 3. The GRF Disciplinary Distribution Over Time of Applicants. Source: NSF, Division of Graduate Education, Cumulative Index of the GRF Program and related datasets. Source: NSF, Division of Graduate Education, Cumulative Index of the GRF Program and related datasets. Bachelor's degree data tabulated by National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Studies; data from Department of Education. Source: NSF DGE, Cumulative Index of the GRF Program and related datasets. Bachelor's degree data tabulated by National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Studies; data from Department of Education. Unemployment data from estimated from the annual Current Population Survey (CPS) Outgoing Rotation Group, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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